(thegatewaypundit) – The mere idea of a slain person’s loved ones not wanting justice for their murder sounds too unbelievable to be true. But this is exactly what is happening in Oakland, California with family and friends of 48-year-old Jen Angel requesting police not turn her assailant over to the state for prosecution.
KRON 4 News reported Thursday that Angel died from injuries sustained during a vicious robbery on Monday. The time of death according to her friends was 5:48 PM.
Angel was robbed in her car in broad daylight by a street thug and then grievously injured while being dragged by his getaway vehicle when she exited her car to retrieve her purse that had been stolen.
She was hauled down the street for more than 50 feet, hitting her head several times. These injuries ultimately led to her demise.
Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the crime thus far.
Before her passing, Angel owned an eponymously named local bakery shop called Angel’s Cakes. She was also a far-left, woke “social justice” activist.
She was particularly opposed to America’s criminal justice system which she viewed as racist.
Because of this, her friends and family claim Angel would not want her killer prosecuted in a court of law if arrested. They instead want “restorative justice” to honor Angel’s memory.
Angel would want “alternatives to traditional prosecution, such as restorative justice. Jen’s family and close friends ask that the media respect this request and carry forward the story of her life with celebration and clarity about the world she aimed to build. Do not use her legacy of care and community to further inflame narratives of fear, hatred, and vengeance, nor to advance putting public resources into policing, incarceration, or other state violence that perpetuates the cycles of violence that resulted in this tragedy.
Restorative justice is defined as a system of “justice” which focuses on helping criminals change by establishing a relationship with their victims and the wider community. This is an idea heavily promulgated by the Marxist Black Lives Matter Movement.
By backing such a noxious idea, Angel’s friends and family are indirectly advocating for more victims like her. The only solution to stopping these crimes is to put violent criminals behind bars.